This is my first thread, so stick with my learning curve.
Okay I was searching the internet yesterday and found this - www.exitmundi.nl...
I could not agree more with what that page has to say, in-fact that is what my current view on life/afterlife is, and it was like that before I found
that page. It may seem strange, but lets put some interesting things on the table.
We've all played the Sims right? For those who have not it is a simulated version of a persons daily life, where the people are called Sims. Those
Sims live in their world like it is real as reality gets, the trees and stones seem real, and when you pick them up and throw them, they fall back to
the ground as if they were real, so they have to be real right, why even question it? While the people who created them know that they are just a
computer program, those Sims think its reality.
With that last point still in mind, think of this. We have learned about electricity say about 150 years ago give or take a few, now look at our
"advanced technologies" such as computers, The year it was possible to make simulated versions of reality for our entertainment, we made it without
any time to spare. Think in the future, long into the future, say 1 million years. If humanity survived, we would inevitably take creating alternative
realities to a whole new level, a level which today we can't comprehend.
Look at our computers today, we make them run EVERYTHING because it makes our lives so much easier. When we get bored, simply turn on a video game and
play your heart out. Now in the future, even the near future, our computing power doubles every few years. In 100 years our computers will be WAY WAY
different the computers will be a part of every single one of us, where we surf the internet by thinking about it.
Also the average lifespan might change too. Right now we live about 70 years or so on average and then we die, but what if that does not have to be
the case? What if we can live on average 500 years, or 1000, and what if even when you die, through scientific processes like cloning and biological
engineering, they can regrow your body,even your consciousness.
Okay lets stop for a second, reconstruct your consciousness,what about my soul? Well lets define consciousness, "Consciousness is variously defined
as subjective experience, or awareness, or wakefulness, or the executive control system of the mind." - Wiki. Now let me state that Consciousness CAN
stop when you die, but your ENERGIES can continue, there is a difference. Now in theory, when we have the technology to reconstruct bodies out of
nothing but a pile of bones, when we reconstruct that body, it will have a brain, which will mean that it will use the senses it has to see the world
around it, WHICH IS CONSCIOUSNESS. Now lets define soul, well that is a little hard to do, i personally do not believe in souls,but lets bluntly say
that a soul is the life-force that drives all living things. That being the case, if HUMANS have souls, that means that animals,insects, trees,
plants, CELLS AND VIRUSES must have souls, WHICH IS OKAY. Now how do you go about reconstructing a "soul" for a reconstructed body? A good question,
maybe that when you awaken the body that you reconstructed, it just fires up, like when you construct a computer, when you turn it on, windows takes
over and runs your computer.
Certainly humans are not the only ones that have at one time asked this being immortal question. Right now as you are reading this, the government
is working very hard on changing the human body, they are trying to counter-act the biological process of age, which is all age is, a biological
process that can be turned off like a switch. This is called Transhumanism, if you don't like it you can't do anything to stop it, The ball already
has began to roll down the hill, Scientists around the globe are working towards this, and a lot of them.
[edit on 4-8-2010 by Quasar_La-Zar]